Statement – Grassfire near Challicum Hills Wind Farm

27 February 2019

Updated 10pm Wednesday 27 February 2019

Earlier today, a grass fire burned several kilometres to the north of Challicum Hills Wind Farm, near Ararat in Victoria. Emergency services have attended, and the fire is under control.

No injuries to Pacific Hydro staff or damage to the wind farm has been reported.

Our neighbours and other members of the local community should follow the instructions of the emergency services, and check emergency.vic.gov.au or ABC local radio for the latest warnings and fire information.

Pacific Hydro wishes to express its sincere thanks to the CFA, its firefighting teams, and supporting volunteers for managing this emergency, and bringing the fire under control.